Brownie Cupcakes with Strawberry Santa Hats
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Serves: 12
  • 190g soft butter
  • 190g dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 75g chopped hazelnuts (or nut of your choice)
  • 75g white chocolate chips
  • 12 Strawberries
  • 50g white chocolate
  • 200ml pouring cream
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large saucepan or in short bursts in the microwave.
  3. In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
  4. Sift the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
  5. Let the chocolate mixture cool a bit before beating in the egg and sugar mixture, and then the nuts, white choc chips and flour.
  6. Fill cupcake liners about ¾ full with mixture and bake for around 20 minutes.
  7. When it’s ready the top should be dried to a pale brown but the middle still dark and slightly gooey.
  1. Cut the base off each strawberry so they can sit upright.
  2. Melt the white chocolate and spoon into a plastic zip lock bag. Snip a small corner off one end of the bag and carefully pipe a dot on the tip of each strawberry. Allow to cool and harden.
  3. Pipe a dot about the size of a 10cm coin in the middle of each brownie and press a strawberry down on each cupcake. This acts like a tasty glue!
  4. Beat the cream with electric beaters until firm peaks form. Spoon into a piping bag with a star nozzle attached and pipe little stars around the base of each strawberry.
Recipe by Love Swah at